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Item EXCND241. Buy these 4 items as a set for $55 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

A Traveller's History of Canada

CND82
Robert Bothwell
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
220
1566563860
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline.
$14.95

Myths and Legends of the Pacific Northwest

PNW17
Katharine Berry Judson
University of Nebraska Press
1997
204
0803275951
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First collected in 1910, these age-old stories include revealing myths and creation narratives alongside noted geographical features of the territory. Presented with 52 photographs.
$14.95

Moon Handbook British Columbia including the Alaskan Highway

CND132
Andrew Hempstead
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
500
1612387438
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide stakes out the best sites throughout British Columbia, nicely balancing practical detail with a good overview of the region and its attractions.
$19.99

British Columbia Map

CND61
ITMB
ITMB
2012
2
155341148X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This attractive map ( 1:1,250,000), covers the region from Seattle to the Yukon and across to the Rockies, including Alaska's Inside Passage.
$7.95

Gulf Islands Map, British Columbia

CND171
ITMB
ITMB
1
1553418573
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color, topographic map (1:50,000).
$14.95

San Juan Islands Map

PNW68
Great Pacific Map Company
East View
2013
2
0938011960
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map and guide to the San Juan Islands at a scale of 1:70,000.
$7.95

Vancouver Island Map

CND134
ITMB
ITMB
2016
2
1771298677
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful paper travel map of the island, at a scale of 1:250,000. Sheet size: 27 x 39 inches.
$8.95

Vancouver Map

CND125
Berndtson & Berndtson
Borch Maps
2006
2
3866090455
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated, folded map of Vancouver, British Columbia at a scale of 1:15,000.
$8.95

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Vancouver & Victoria

CND265
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2013
128
1465409971
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Vancouver and Victoria.
$14.00

The Northwest Coastal Explorer

PNW356
Robert Steelquist
Workman Publishing Company
2016
284
1604696311
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Profiling the flora and fauna found in the coastal forests, rocky shores, tide pools and rivers of the Pacific Northwest, this guide to the marine life of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia is helpfully organized by habitat.
$24.95

Feast, Recipes and Stories from a Canadian Road Trip

CND478
Dana Vanveller, Lindsay Anderson
Random House
2017
304
0147529719
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
The diversity and complexity of Canada are represented in this collection of favorite dishes and drinks, collected on a 23,000-mile road trip across the Great White North.
$28.00

Burrard Inlet, A History

CND121
Doreen Armitage
Aa Balkema
2001
240
1550172727
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A short history of Burrard's Inlet, the port surrounding Vancouver. The Inlet's story is one of Native Americans, developers, businessmen, environmentalists and other influential figures in the rise of the Greater Vancouver area.
$32.95

Canada, An Illustrated History

CND480
Derek Hayes
Perseus
2017
296
1771621206
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Grand and far-reaching, this visual compendium provides a full view of Canada and its story. Hayes presents trivia and historical anecdotes alongside 450 illustrations, over 200 photographs and historical maps. A dramatic miscellany recommended for Canadians and non-Canadians alike.
$36.95

Canada, Images of the Land

CND455
J. Kraulis
Firefly Books
2015
224
1770856242
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From the country's expansive prairies and forests to its magnificent coastline, the 200-plus images in this oversized photo book capture the sublime and staggeringly diverse landscape of Canada.
$49.95

Historical Atlas of Canada, Canada's History Illustrated With Original Maps

CND450
Derek Hayes
Douglas & McIntyre
2015
272
177162079X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering over 1,000 years of Canadian history (from above), this historical atlas includes previously unpublished maps, charts and illustrations, newly discovered in archives and libraries from around the world.
$34.95

The West Beyond the West, A History of British Columbia

CND116
Jean Barman
University of Toronto Press
2007
450
0802094953
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fascinating history of the Canadian province from the 18th century to the mid-1990s. The author weaves portraits of major personalities and events into a readable overview of the cultural and social influences that have shaped the region.
$48.95

Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form

PNW196
Bill Holm
University of Washington Press
2014
144
0295994274
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An in-depth analysis of the form, shape and texture of the art of the Northwest Coast Indians by an artist, teacher and expert in the field, illustrated throughout.
$30.00

The Island Within

ALA17
Richard Nelson
Vintage Books
1991
284
067973239X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A beautifully written tribute to the Pacific Northwest. Drawn from the author's journals, this is an account of the natural and cultural history of an island in the waters of Haida Strait, with emphasis on the relationship between people and the land.
$17.00

Vancouver Then and Now

CND443
Francis Mansbridge
Thunder Bay Press
2015
144
1626863873
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This installment in the Then and Now series takes stock of Vancouver’s evolution by placing antique photographs side-by-side with contemporary ones. It peels back the years so that readers can see city fixtures as they once were.
$19.95

Across Canada by Story, A Coast-to-coast Literary Adventure

CND457
Douglas Gibson
Aa Balkema
2015
280
1770412530
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
One of Canada’s premier storytellers shares a bunch of literary gems featuring his country’s preeminent writers. Inspired by the power of great stories, the raconteur guides readers from Haida Gwaii to Labrador with pieces on Margaret Atwood, Alice Munro, Alistair MacLeod, Michael Ondaatje and many more.
$22.95

Grass Beyond the Mountains, Discovering the Last Great Cattle Frontier on the North American Continent

CND241
Richard Hobson
McClelland and Stewart
1996
256
0771041705
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Hobson's classic memoir of his cross-country trek and pioneering days as a rancher in British Columbia's undiscovered remote north.
$13.95

The Last Great Sea, A Voyage Through the Human and Natural History of the North Pacific Ocean

PNW178
Terry Glavin, Carl Safina (Introduction)
Douglas & McIntyre
2003
244
1550549545
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging conservation history of British Columbia and the North Pacific Ocean. Glavin lives in the Gulf Islands, where he writes frequently about fisheries and environmental issues facing the region.
$14.95

Bachelor Brothers' Bed and Breakfast

CND133
Bill Richardson
St. Martin's Press
1997
152
0312171838
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Lake Woebegone goes British Columbian in this humorous slip of a novel about an unconventional Vancouver B&B, which features twin bookworm brothers, a talking parrot and a motley crew of hotel guests.
$16.99

The Raven Steals the Light

PNW53
Robert Bringhurst, Bill Reid (Illustrator), Claude Levi-Strauss (Introduction)
University of Washington Press
1996
109
0295975245
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A classic collection of 10 Haida myths and legends with accompanying black and white etchings by Vancouver artist Bill Reid. These stories capture the storytelling traditions of the Haida.
$16.95

Ancient Places, People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest

PNW352
Jack Nisbet
Sasquatch Books
2016
256
1632170809
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The Pacific Northwest's leading historian picks through his cabinet of literary curiosities to tell great tales about its nature and ancient peoples. Nisbet's narrative features floods, great landscapes, the Northern Lights, meteors, a giant mound of thatching ants and much more.
$18.95

Following the Last Wild Wolves

PNW305
Ian McAllister
Douglas & McIntyre
2011
208
1553655877
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
McAllister shares his experiences and inferences from studying two undisturbed wolf packs after 20 years of observing them while living on the coast of British Columbia. Check out McAllister's collection of photographs as well (CND288).
$17.95

Great Bear Wild

CND430
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (Introduction), Ian McAllister
University of Washington Press
2014
192
0295994630
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A colorful photographic journey through the Great Bear Rainforest that follows the coast from Vancouver Island to southern Alaska; McAllister captures the spectacular landscapes and wildlife, including wolves, whales and bears.
$50.00

The Last Wild Wolves, Ghosts of the Rain Forest

CND288
Ian McAllister, Chris Darimont (Contributor)
University of California Press
2007
192
0520254732
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Life among the wolves of British Columbia's coastal forest, one of the species last refuges. Ian McAllister has spent the last two decades photographing and studying two packs, one from a coastal island, and one from the interior.
$48.95

Wonderful Life, The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

CND86
Stephen Jay Gould
W. W. Norton & Company
1990
347
039330700X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A now-classic -- and still provocative -- study of the 600 million-year-old fossils found in the Burgess Shale of British Columbia. An intriguing look at a heated scientific debate, and an eloquent account of paleontology.
$17.95

Birds of the Pacific Northwest, A Photographic Guide

PNW366
Tom Aversa
University of Washington Press
2016
464
0295999926
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With full-page accounts of individual species, this photographic field guide profiles over 400 birds. Each profile includes: identification traits, vocalizations, preferred habitats, range maps and behaviors.
$28.95

British Columbia Seashore Life

CND233
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2005
1583552790
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of common marine plants, echinoderms, mollusks, crustaceans, nearshore fish, birds and mammals of British Columbia.
$7.95

Must-See Birds of the Pacific Northwest

PNW342
Sarah Swanson
Storey Publishing
2013
244
1604693371
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A practical, "blissfully unscientific" guide to the feathered friends of the Pacific Northwest. The 85 birds common to Oregon and Washington are profiled with color photographs and explanatory text that tells readers where to see and how to find each animal. Ideal for a long weekend birding trip!
$19.95

National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest

PNW50
Peter Alden
Alfred Knopf
1998
448
0679446796
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to the wildflowers, trees, mosses, butterflies, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals of the Pacific Northwest.
$22.00

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America

USW562
Jon Dunn (Editor)
National Geographic
2008
448
1426203314
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A copiously illustrated guide to every species west of and including the Rockies.
$19.95

Northern Rocky Mountain Wildflowers, Including Glacier, Waterton Lakes, Banff, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke, and Yoho

RKY127
Wayne Phillips
Falcon Press
2012
293
0762777664
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compiled by a former forest service ecologist and botany teacher at Yellowstone Institute, this handy guide features 300 species, expertly photographed, explained and organized by color and family for quick identification.
$24.95

Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Alaska

PNW02
Andy MacKinnon, Jim Pojar
Lone Pine Press
2004
528
1551055309
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A terrific handbook to nearly 800 species of trees, shrubs, wildflowers, grasses, ferns, mosses and lichens found along the Pacific coast from Oregon to Alaska.
$24.95

Vancouver Birds: An Introduction to Familiar Species

CND358
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2010
2
1583555498
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This pocket-sized reference for the bird enthusiast includes illustrations of over 120 species and a map of local birdwatching hotspots.
$7.95

For Kids

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

PNW90
Margaret Craven
Aa Balkema
1993
159
0440343690
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this brief novel, a young vicar comes to live with the Kwakiutl Indians of the town of Kingcome in the Pacific Northwest. Written for teens but worthwhile for adults.
$6.99

Hatchet

CND110
Gary Paulsen
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
186
1416936475
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In the first of Paulsen's wilderness adventure novels, 13-year-old Brian must fend for himself after his plane crashes in the Canadian woods.
$7.99

Orca's Song

PNW111
Anne Cameron, Nelle Olsen (Illustrator)
Aa Balkema
1987
32
0920080294
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A retelling of a traditional Indian myth, gracefully explaining the origins of the killer whale's song. Illustrated with black-and-white drawings that evoke Haida art. For children 5-9.
$7.95

Touching Spirit Bear

PNW127
Ben Mikaelsen
HarperCollins
2002
241
038080560X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This young adult novel follows Cole, an abused and abusive teen, who chooses banishment to an Alaskan island over incarceration. But for Cole to reform, it takes an encounter with the white Spirit Bear of First Nation legends.
$7.99

Good Night Vancouver

CND425
David J. Adams
Perseus
2010
28
1602190399
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This board book in the Good Night series introduces young readers to important attractions, activities and locales in the Vancouver area through common greetings and color illustrations.
$9.95

The Big Book of Canada, Exploring the Provinces and Territories

CND475
Christopher Moore
Random House
2017
256
1101918942
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Crossing Canada from east to west, this historical and political overview stops at the country's most fascinating places and introduces readers to its influential citizens.
$34.99

More Books

National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America

FG09
Jon Dunn
National Geographic
2011
576
1426208286
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This guide is the veteran's choice for birding anywhere in the United States. Practical to use in the field, it has maps, illustrations and descriptions of the birds on facing pages.
$27.95

Looking at Indian Art of the Northwest Coast

PNW06
Hilary Stewart
University of Washington Press
1979
111
0295956453
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise, illustrated overview of the diverse art produced by the peoples of the Pacific Northwest. It focuses on the spiritual and cultural meaning of common motifs that characterize the rich art of the area.
$17.95

Wild Plants of the San Juan Islands

PNW18
Scott Atkinson, Fred Sharpe
Mountaineers
1993
191
0898863562
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive field guide to flowers, mosses, shrubs, grasses, trees and wild areas of the islands, illustrated with line drawings. More than 190 species are thoroughly described.
$14.95

Southwest British Columbia and Northern Washington Map

PNW21
Gem Trek Maps
Gem Trek
2007
1
1895526116
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Covering all Vancouver Island, this handy, full-color map covers the region from Seattle and the coast of British Columbia to the Columbia River in detail. Scaled at 1:840,000.
$5.95

Insider's Guide Victoria & Vancouver Island

CND147
Gerald Hill, Kathleen Hill
Globe Pequot Press
2007
360
0762745649
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A quirky, personal guide to Vancouver Island by two residents, with a focus on out of the way places, food and cultural attractions. Organized by neighborhood, the guide includes excellent listings of where to eat, stay and shop.
$18.95

Ghost Sea

PNW193
Ferenc Mate
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
267
092025649X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
When his wife is taken hostage by a Kwakiutl warrior who raided his yacht to reclaim stolen sacred masks, an artifact collector in British Columbia hires a coastal trader to assist in her rescue.
$23.95

Moon Vancouver and Victoria, Including Whistler and Vancouver Island

CND312
Andrew Hempstead
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
350
1631215760
PAPER
Guidebook
8/22/2017
0
0
0
0
A no-nonsense practical guide in the Moon series, jam-packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history, flora and fauna and geology.
$19.99

Michelin Vancouver, Must Sees

CND375
Eric Lucas, Pamela Delaney
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
160
2067197487
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to the sights of Vancouver, organized thematically.
$11.99

Long Beach Wild, A Celebration of People and Place on Canada's Rugged Western Shore

CND407
Adrienne Mason
Douglas & McIntyre
2012
215
1553653440
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An intimate portrait of Long Beach -- the spectacular sweep of sand along the west coast of Vancouver -- by a longtime resident of the region. Featuring archival photos and contemporary photography of the nature, Mason delves in to the history and wildlife of a portion of the Pacific coast she clearly loves.
$22.95

Frommer's 2015 Easyguide to Vancouver and Victoria

CAN5
Joanne Sasvari
Frommer's
2014
256
1628871083
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout.
$12.95

A Taste of Haida Gwaii, Food Gathering and Feasting at the Edge of the World

PNW339
Susan Musgrave
Whitecap Books
2015
340
1770502165
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
With some very unique recipes and advice on foraging for wild ingredients, Musgrave's book focuses on preparing healthful, locally-grown meals that celebrate Canada's wild coast.
$39.95

Moon Handbook Victoria and Vancouver Island

CND461
Andrew Hempstead
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
230
1612387462
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide to British Columbia's most iconic cities, from the reliable Moon Handbooks series. Written by a local expert, it includes helpful information on accommodations, activities and attractions, along with historical and cultural tidbits.
$14.99